Richard Cattell has been a pharmacist for 28 years with a career mainly in acute hospitals in the South West, Cardiff and the West Midlands.
He most recent roles have included Chief Operating Officer and Chief Pharmacist.
His current role is the Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement. In this he focuses on supporting trusts with their care quality, driving the improvement in 7-day pharmacy services, developing aspiring chief pharmacists and providing the senior medicines leadership to the Medicines Safety Programme.
He is passionate about supporting patients and the healthcare team in getting the best from medicines, reducing harm and improving care.